• Palestinian Prisoner Dies After 14 Years in Israeli Jail
    Jan 21, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, and the Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority in a joint statement, on Wednesday, announced the death of a Palestinian prisoner Maher Dhib Sa`sa in Israeli jail.

    Sa`sa, 45, died Wednesday in Israeli prison, after spending years incarcerated and suffering from chronic illnesses, however no clear cause of death was identified.

    Sa’sa, a husband and father of six children, from Qalqilia in the northern West Bank, was detained in 2006 and was serving a 25 year sentence in Israeli jail.

    The prison advocacy groups stated that they will follow up regarding the cause of death of the detainee, and that they hold the Israeli occupation responsible for the lives of all the Palestinian detainees.

    The Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association shows;


  • Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer That Went Untreated In Prison
    Jan 12, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has reported that a young Palestinian man who was only released from Israeli detention camps a few months ago, had died, on Monday evening, from cancer that went untreated while he was held captive.

    The Committee stated that Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin, 20, from Hizma town, east of the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, has died from cancer, and added that he was diagnosed while in Israeli prisons, but the occupation authorities failed to provide him with the necessary specialized medical treatment.

    It added that Israel released the young man only a few months ago, after it became clear that his condition was profoundly serious when cancer spread to several parts of his body.

    The Committee also said that it fought for his release by filing many appeals with Israeli courts, before the detainee’s condition witnessed a serious deterioration, and held Israel responsible for his death.

    Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Detainees Committee, said Israel deliberately and callously denied the urgently needed specialized medical treatment to the detainee and added that Mohammad’s death was nothing short of a premeditated crime.

    On its part, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement mourning the detainee and stating that he is among a long list of detainees who because seriously ill in Israeli prisons and died shortly after their release, due to Israel’s deliberate medical neglect policies against the Palestinian political prisoners.

    He added that many detainees have recently been diagnosed with cancer, and are denied specialized medical attention.

    It is worth mentioning that Salahuddin was taken prisoner in April of 2019, and was sentenced to two years in prison. In July of 2020, he was officially diagnosed with cancer while in prison.

    There are at least 700 detainees in Israeli prisons who suffer from various health conditions, including 270 who have serious illnesses, such and liver and kidney diseases, and twelve who have cancer.


  • Updated: Israeli Forces Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Hebron
    Jan 5, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot and killed a 24-year-old Palestinian, identified as ‘ Aahed Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud Ekhlayyel , 24, from Beit Ummar village, near the military base of Gush Etzion, in the southern part of the West Bank.

    The Israeli soldiers claimed that Ekhlayyel had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack, but offered no evidence to support this claim.

    After killing Ekhlayyel and holding his body, the Israeli military imposed a closure on the entire village of Beit Ummar, forcing all of the Palestinian residents to remain indoors, and preventing anyone from entering or leaving the village.

    A squadron of Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and issued warrants for all the members of the Ekhlayyel family to come to Gush Etzion military base for interrogation.

    According to a statement by the Israeli military, “(A) community security officer spotted a suspect approaching the junction. Following their suspicion, the security officer and a soldier operated to stop the suspect by firing into the air. The suspect then threw a knife, and the officer responded with live fire, neutralizing the suspect.”

    Israeli forces frequently accuse Palestinians of knife attacks after killing them and have been known to plant knives on the bodies of dead Palestinians on a number of occasions.

    The army closed the Gush Etzion junction to all Palestinian traffic after killing the young man.

    After killing the young man, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar, before storming his family’s home and searching it.

    The soldiers also summoned his family for interrogation in the Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron, and closed the iron gate at the main entrance of Beit Ummar, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

    The army said it does not intend to transfer his corpse to his family for burial.

    It is worth mentioning that, less than a month ago, Ekhlayyel opened a candy store to support his family.


  • New Unions : nous réclamons justice pour le meurtre d’un travailleur palestinien
    Par StoptheWall, le 18 décembre 2020 - Agence Media Palestine

    Des colons israéliens ont torturé et battu à mort un travailleur palestinien sur son lieu de travail, dans la colonie de peuplement israélienne illégale de Gilo. Le corps d’ Abdulfatah Obayat a été trouvé dans un bâtiment de Gilo mercredi dernier, 16 décembre 2020. La Nouvelle Fédération des syndicats palestiniens considère ce meurtre sauvage comme l’une des formes les plus flagrantes de la brutalité à laquelle les travailleurs palestiniens sont soumis dans les entreprises israéliennes. Nous demandons à l’Organisation internationale du travail, à la Confédération syndicale internationale, et aux syndicats de tenir Israël et ses sociétés responsables de leurs crimes contre les travailleurs palestiniens. (...)


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem
    Dec 21, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man near Bab Hutta Gate, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly opened fire at them.

    According to the Israeli army, the man was fatally shot by the soldiers after he opened fire at them using the Carlo weapon,

    One soldier was mildly injured when he fell while chasing the Palestinian, and was moved to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

    Palestinian worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque said they heard the shots, before dozens of soldiers stormed the courtyards of the holy site and were extensively deployed around it after closing all of its gates, preventing the residents from entering or leaving it.

    Dozens of police and security officers also arrived at the scene and installed many iron barriers to close the area.

    The Police also stopped and interrogated dozens of young Palestinian men in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and near it, in addition to assaulting and violently searching some of them.

    The name of the slain Palestinians remains unknown; however, some Israeli media outlets said he is from Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

    Dec 22, 2020

    Le Palestinien tué a ensuite été identifié comme étant Mahmoud Omar Sadeq Kamil , 17 ans, originaire de la ville de Qabatia, au sud de la ville de Jénine, au nord de la Cisjordanie.
    (...) The Police also stopped and interrogated dozens of young Palestinian men in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and near it, in addition to assaulting and violently searching some of them.

    On Monday at night, the soldiers invaded Qabatia town, before storming the home of Omar Kamil, the father of the slain teen, searched the property, and summoned him for interrogation in Salem military base and security center, west of Jenin.


  • Injured Deaf Palestinian Dies From His Wounds
    Dec 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a deaf and mute man, who was shot by Israeli soldiers on August 17th, 2020, has died from complications related to his wounds.

    The sources said the Palestinian, Nasser Halawa , 47, from Nablus in northern West Bank, was shot by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, and suffered life-threatening wounds.

    Halwa was first moved to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem, and was discharged two weeks ago, before he started receiving treatment in Palestinian hospitals, but eventually succumbed to his wounds and complications.

    Muawiya Mona, the secretary of the “Palestinian General Union for People with Disability” in Nablus, said the shooting and the resulting death of Halawa is yet another Israeli crime against the Palestinian people, including people with special needs.

    He added that the slain man was walking near the Qalandia Terminal when the soldiers started shouting at him, however, he could not hear them, before they opened fire at him for “refusing to heed to their demands to stop.”

    Eyewitnesses said they saw the soldiers opening fire at the man as he walked down the lane, dedicated for cars not pedestrians, before closing the terminal in both directions. (...)


  • Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian child during village protest
    By MEE staff |Published date: 4 December 2020

    Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian child near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday evening, the local health ministry has confirmed.

    The boy has been identified as Ali Abu Aalya and is believed to be either 13 or 14 years old. The teen was killed during clashes that broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli soldiers in his village of al-Mughayir, northeast of Ramallah, the ministry said.

    The Palestinian Red Cross told Israeli newspaper Haaretz that Israeli forces shot Abu Aalya in the stomach. He was then rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

    Clashes broke out in the village on Friday after Israeli forces responded to a protest held by local residents against a new settlement outpost in the area. Haaretz reported that the demonstration had taken place “far from the outpost”.

    Palestinian communities often use Friday after midday prayers as a time to protest the Israeli policies of land confiscation, road blockades, and settlement expansion - among other issues.

    Rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have condemned Israel’s response to such protests, which frequently result in the loss of life, accusing the army of carrying out a “shoot-to-kill” policy that encourages “extrajudicial killings”.



    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Ramallah
      Dec 5, 2020

      Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a Palestinian child in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

      Amin Abu Alia, the head of al- Mughayyir Village Council said several army jeeps invaded the eastern area of the village, and attacked unarmed protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

      He added that the soldiers shot Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 13, with a live round in the abdomen, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he was immediately sent to surgery, but succumbed to his serious wounds despite all attempts to save his life.

      Abu Alia also stated that the soldiers shot four young Palestinian men with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

      Nickolai Mladenov, the United Nations’ Special Coordinator to the Middle East, called for a credible and independent investigation into the death of the child.

      In a tweet, the UN official said, “Israel must swiftly and independently investigate the shocking incident,” and added that “Children enjoy special protection under International Law, and must be protected from violence.”

      The Office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the slaying of the child, and said that this incident is part of Israel’s continued brutal and criminal violations against the Palestinian people, especially the children.

      It also called on the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people, and to ensure the establishment of an independent, contiguous, and sovereign Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

    • Israel’s war on Palestinian children
      Gideon Levy | Dec. 5, 2020 | 11:17 PM


      Last week, we were in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, searching for an open area in which to sit, for fear of the coronavirus. There wasn’t one. In a camp in which house touches house, whose alleys are the width of a man and strewn with garbage, there’s nowhere to sit outside. One can only dream of a garden or a bench; there isn’t even a sidewalk. This is where Basel al-Badawi lives. A year ago, soldiers shot his brother dead, before his eyes, for no reason. Two weeks ago, Basel was snatched from his bed on a cold night and taken, barefoot, for questioning. We sat in his family’s cramped home and realized there was no “out” to go to. While we were there, Israeli soldiers blocked the entrance to the camp, as they occasionally do, arbitrarily, and the sense of suffocation only grew.

      This is Basel’s world and this is his reality. He is 16, a bereaved brother, who was abducted from his bed in the dark of night by soldiers. He has nowhere to go to except for school, which is closed for part of the week due to COVID-19. Basel is free now, more fortunate than certain other children and teenagers. Around 170 of them are currently detained in Israel. Other children are shot by soldiers, wounded and sometimes killed, with no distinction made between children and adults – a Palestinian is a Palestinian – or between a life-threatening situation and a “public disturbance.”

      On Friday they killed Ali Abu Alia, a 13-year-old boy. It was a lethal shot to the abdomen. No one could remain indifferent to the sight of his innocent face in photographs, and his last picture – in a shroud, his face exposed, his eyes closed, as he was carried to burial in his village. Ali, as he did every week, went with his friends to demonstrate against the wild and violent outposts that sprouted out of the settlement of Kokhav Hashahar, taking over the remaining land of his village, al-Mughayir. There is nothing more just than the struggle of this village, there is nothing more heinous than the use of lethal force against protesters and there is no possibility that shooting Ali in the abdomen could have been justifiable. In Israel, of course, no one showed any interest over the weekend in the death of a child, one more child.

      Up until the current school year, around 50 children from the shepherding community of Ras a-Tin studied at the school in al-Mughayir, the village of the deceased boy. They had to walk about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) each day, round trip, to attend. This year their parents, with the help of a European Commission aid organization based in Italy, built them a modest, charming school in the village. Israel’s Civil Administration is threatening to demolish it, and in the meantime it is harassing the pupils and teachers with surprise visits to check whether the toilets had been, God forbid, connected to a water pipe – in a village that was never connected to the power grid or the water supply. The children of Ras a-Tin must have known Ali, their former classmate, now dead.

      The children did not know Malek Issa, of Isawiyah, in East Jerusalem. The 9-year-old boy lost an eye after it was hit by a sponge-tipped bullet fired by an Israeli police officer. On Thursday the Justice Ministry department that examines allegations of police misconduct announced that no one would be charged in the shooting, after 10 months of intensive investigation. It was enough for the policemen involved to claim that stones had been thrown at them, perhaps one of them hit the boy. But no video shows stones being thrown, nor is there any other evidence of this. Ali’s killers can also sleep in peace: No one will prosecute them. All they did was to kill a Palestinian child.

      These and many other incidents are taking place during a period that is among the quietest in the West Bank. This is the terror taking place, committed by the state. When we hear of such incidents in vicious dictatorships – children who are snatched from their beds in the middle of the night, one boy who was shot in the eye, another who was shot and killed – it sends shivers down our spine. Shooting at demonstrators? At children? Where do such things happen? Not in some faraway land, but rather just an hour’s drive from your home; not in some dark regime, but in the only democracy.

      What would you think of a regime that allows the shooting of children, that abducts them in their sleep and razes their schools? That’s exactly what you must think of the regime here in our country.

    • In New Crime of Excessive Use of Force, IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 4 Civilians Northeast of Ramallah
      Date: 05 December 2020 - Time: 17:00 GMT

      According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 11:00 on Friday, a peaceful protest took off in the center of al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, at the call of the villagers, towards lands under the threat of confiscation and in protest to the establishment of new settlement outposts in Ras al-Teen area near the eastern entrance to the village. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation, settlers and annexation wall. When the protestors arrived at the area, they found a large number of Israeli soldiers awaiting them. Following the Friday prayer, the protestors chanted slogans again the Israeli occupation and settlers. IOF immediately suppressed the protest and fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians sustained rubber bullets wounds in their lower extremities and received treatment on the spot. At approximately 13:30, as the clashes were ongoing, Israeli soldiers shot at ‘Ali Ayman Naser Abu ‘Aliya (14), wounding him with a live bullet in his abdomen below the lung on the right side of his body. Abu ‘Aliya was immediately taken via a Palestinian Red Crescent Socitey (PRCS) ambulance to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he underwent a surgery. At approximately 18:00 on the same day, medical sources pronounced him dead. The medical report showed that the bullet penetrated the liver and ruptured it.

    • Un adolescent palestinien tué par l’armée israélienne enterré à Ramallah
      Avec notre correspondante à Ramallah, Alice Froussard - RFI - Publié le : 05/12/2020

      Des centaines de personnes étaient rassemblées à Ramallah pour l’enterrement d’une jeune palestiniens tué par l’armée israélienne. AP - Majdi Mohammed

      Dans les Territoires palestiniens, l’émotion est vive après la mort d’un jeune Palestinien de 13 ans, tué vendredi 4 décembre en Cisjordanie occupée par des tirs de l’armée israélienne alors qu’il participait à une manifestation dans le village d’al Mughayir. Son enterrement, qui a eu lieu ce samedi, a rassemblé des centaines de personnes.

    • Israël/Territoires palestiniens - Q&R - Extrait du point de presse (07.12.20) - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

      ❝Q : Le décès d’un jeune Palestinien lors d’une manifestation organisée dans le village d’Al Mughair, près de Ramallah, contre la politique israélienne de colonisation, est-il susceptible de relancer les tensions entre Israéliens et Palestiniens ?

      R : La France déplore la mort d’un jeune adolescent palestinien, Ali Abu Alia, survenue le 4 décembre, après qu’il a été touché par des tirs de l’armée israélienne lors d’une manifestation dans le village d’Al Mughair, près de Ramallah.

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem
    Nov 26, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man while driving through the Za’im military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem. The army claimed the man tried to ram the soldiers with his vehicle.

    The Palestinian, identified as Nour Jamal Shqeir , 37, was moved to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, apparently suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the abdomen area, and died from his serious injuries.

    After his death, the soldiers summoned his father and brothers for interrogation at the al-Maskobiyya facility in West Jerusalem.

    The Israeli army claimed the man attempted to ram the soldiers with his vehicle at the roadblock, an allegation that was vehemently denied by his family.

    His brother said Nour works in transportation, and due to the nature of his job, he has to cross through various military roadblocks.

    Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the army is still refusing to transfer Nour’s body back to his family.

    He added that the police interrogated Nour’s father, along with his two brothers.

    Jamal, the father, told Silwanic that he and his sons headed to Za’im military roadblock after hearing the news about the shooting, and parked his vehicle on the other side of the terminal after the soldiers refused to allow them to cross.

    “I saw videos of the incident, and I could see my son’s vehicle after various videos were posted on social media networks,” he said, “However, we were met by dozens of soldiers, intelligence officers, who ordered us to leave, and that is when I saw my son’s vehicle riddled with bullets, just meters away from the roadblock.”

    “Israeli intelligence officers inspected my ID card, and that of my son, Yahia, before they abducted him,” Jamal stated, “I was then ordered to head to al-Maskobiyya for interrogation, and after heading there, they refused to give me any information about Nour.”

    The father and his two sons were separately interrogated for several hours, before they were released.

    After the fatal shooting, the soldiers invaded Silwan, and closed Wadi ar-Rababa neighborhood in Silwan, and closed the entire area.


    • Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Man
      Nov 30, 2020

      Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Sunday at night, five young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, during the funeral ceremony of a slain man, identified as Nour Jamal Shqeir, 37, who was killed by the army this past Wednesday.

      The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians when they marched in the Suwwana neighborhood, and prevented them from reaching Bab ar-Rahma graveyard.

      Silwanic added that the soldiers also abducted Ehab Shqeir, Abed Shqeir, Maher Siyam, Hammouda Siyam and Ahmad Siyam.

      It also said that dozens of soldiers and police officers were deployed in Jerusalem, especially on roads and alleys leading to Bab ar-Rahma, in addition to installing a roadblock near Bab al-Asbat, before preventing the Palestinians from crossing.(...)

  • Un employeur israélien met des heures avant de signaler la mort d’un Palestinien dans un accident du travail
    Par Hagar Shezaf, le 26 Octobre 2020 – Haaretz – Trad. CG pour l’Agence média Palestine

    _Le cas de Majdi Hamad , dont la famille affirme qu’il a été emmené tardivement à l’hôpital, met en lumière le problème des employés des entreprises israéliennes en Cisjordanie qui ne bénéficient pas des contrôles de sécurité des travailleurs israéliens_

    L’employeur israélien d’un Palestinien mort mardi lorsque son camion s’est renversé en Cisjordanie n’a prévenu la police de cet accident du travail que des heures plus tard et a négligé de leur dire que l’employé était mort.

    Majdi Majed Hamad , 37 ans, originaire de la ville palestinienne de Yatta, en Cisjordanie, était employé à la carrière de Natuf, appartenant à Shapir Engineering and Manufacturing, dans la colonie cisjordanienne de Modi’in Illit. L’entreprise a déclaré qu’au moment du rapport à la police, elle ignorait qu’il était mort.

    Les employés palestiniens d’entreprises israéliennes qui sont blessés dans des accidents du travail ont droit à être soignés dans des hôpitaux israéliens et les y envoyer est de la responsabilité de l’employeur. Mais au lieu d’appeler le service d’urgences médicales israélien Magen David Adom pour emmener Hamad à un hôpital israélien, ses employeurs ont appelé la Croix rouge palestinienne, qui aurait pris une demi-heure pour arriver et l’extraire du camion avant de l’emmener à Ramallah en Cisjordanie. (...)


  • Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison
    Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission has confirmed that a cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee, who also contracted the coronavirus while in prison, died, on Tuesday, following a serious deterioration in his health due to being subjected to medical neglect on the part of the Israeli Prison Authority.

    The Commission stated that Kamal Abu Wa’er , 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was abducted by the army in the year 2003, and was sentenced to several life terms.

    He suffered from throat cancer, and his health condition witnessed a serious deterioration after he became infected with the coronavirus.

    The head of the Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, held Israel fully responsible for Abu Wa’er’s death, and described it as a “premeditated crime committed by the Israeli Prison Service, which was aware of his deteriorating medical condition, and denied him access to professional help, in addition to refusing to release him, even after his suffering compounded when he became infected with the coronavirus and required specialized medical treatment.”

    Abu Bakr also said that the death of Abu Wa’er demonstrates the failure of various international community organizations and human rights groups, who continue to fail in holding Israel accountable for its serious violations against the Palestinian people, especially the detainees.

    In addition, the Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association condemned the ongoing violations against the Palestinian detainees and stated that Israel continues to breach International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    Ashrawi: “Israel Directly Responsible For Death Of Detainee Abu Wa’er” Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement mourning the death of a Palestinian detainee in an Israeli prison and held Israel responsible for his death by failing to provide him with the urgently needed medical treatment, especially since he was a cancer patient and recently became infected with the coronavirus.

    Dr. Ashrawi stated that the detainee of Kamal Abu Wa’er, 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, died after being denied access to professional medical treatment, and added that his death is part of the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian detainees, especially those who have serious illnesses and conditions.

    She added that the detainees face numerous Israeli violations, including torture, extremely bad living conditions, in addition to being denied basic rights guaranteed by International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. (...)


    • 2nd Death in 2020: Palestinian with Throat Cancer Dies in Israeli Prison, Israeli Authorities Purposefully Lead Prisoners to their Deaths and Disregard Repeated Calls for their Release
      Date: 11 November 2020

      Kamal N. Abu-Wa’ar, a 46-year-old Palestinian imprisoned by Israel for the last 17 years was pronounced dead on Tuesday evening, 10 November 2020, at Shamir Medical Center in Israel. The late Abu-Wa’ar, originally from Yabad village near Jenin, suffered throat cancer and his health had been steadily declining for over a year.

      The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Wa’ar’s death and expresses its grave concern that Israeli authorities purposefully delayed providing him adequate and prompt medical attention. Abu-Wa’ar was imprisoned by Israel in 2003 and sentenced to 6 life sentences and 50 years on the charge of resisting the occupation.

  • Updated: “Soldiers Kill A Palestinian At Huwwara Roadblock, South Of Nablus”
    Nov 4, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Updated: The slain Palestinian has been officially identified as Bilal Adnan Rawajba , 29, a married father of an infant girl, only three months of age. He is from Iraq at-Tayeh village, east of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the vehicle he was driving, despite his serious wounds, and he bled to death.

    It is worth mentioning that Bilal was a captain, working as a legal Counselor with the Palestinian Preventative Security Department in the Tubas governorate, in northeastern West Bank.

    He was shot, on Wednesday morning, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus.

    The Maan News Agency published a photo from the incident showing the Palestinian still in the driver seat when he was shot by the soldiers who fired a barrage of live rounds at him.

    Several shots, fired by the soldiers, could be heard in a video captured by a Palestinian while waiting in a car near the roadblock.

    In a brief statement, the Israeli army said its soldiers foiled what it described as “an attempted shooting attack” by “neutralizing the attacker,” and added that no soldiers were hurt.

    In addition, Israeli daily Haaretz quoted the army claiming the Palestinian fired two shots at the soldiers before they fired back and killed him.

    The army closed the military roadblock after the incident, preventing the Palestinians from crossing.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah
    Oct 25, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Israeli army killed, on Sunday at dawn, a Palestinian teen who was repeatedly struck and assaulted by the soldiers, after they chased his car and opened fire at it, on the main Ramallah-Nablus road, in the occupied West Bank.

    Palestinian sources said the teen has been identified as Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar , 18, from Yitma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

    They added that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the car, and then repeatedly assaulted Snobar, including hitting him with rifle-butts, inflicting serious wounds, but did not attempt to abduct him or move him to an Israeli medical center.

    Palestinian medics were called to the scene and provided the seriously wounded young man with vital first aid before rushing him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

    Initial reports indicated that the young man was shot in his car, but eyewitnesses confirmed he was not injured by the bullets, but instead, all his wounds were inflicted by the soldiers who constantly assaulted him.

    Dr. Ahmad al-Bitwati, the head of Ramallah Medical Complex in Ramallah, told Palestine TV that Snobar was not shot, but was constantly struck by the soldiers on the back neck, and his head, and confirmed that he died because of these serious wounds.

    Al-Bitawi added that the Palestinian was already dead when the Palestinian ambulance arrived at the medical center.

    On Saturday evening, the soldiers closed Beit Iksa and Qalandia roadblocks, north of Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing in both directions.

    The soldiers searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before the army invaded the al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and chased many young men.

    Israeli sources quoted the army claiming that pipe bombs were hurled at the Qalandia terminal, causing no injuries or damage and that an army sapper was called to the scene.


  • Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers near Tulkarem
    Oct 6, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Three Palestinians were shot by Israeli forces, Monday, east of Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank, the Jerusalem Press reported.

    According to the official Hebrew channel, the army alleged that three Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at an army post, near the “Annab” military roadblock, and the soldiers shot at them.

    Two Palestinians fled, and it was later confirmed that one of the men died shortly after being shot.

    Samir Ahmad Hmeidi , 28, a university student, was shot by Israeli soldiers, eyewitnesses reported seeing a young man lying on the ground bleeding.

    Hmeidi was a former political prisoner, from Beit Lid town, southwest of Tulkarem, who spent three years in Israeli prisons.

    Haaretz news published the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesman statement, that said Israeli forces, stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Einav “identified three terrorists who threw firebombs at them. The forces responded with [live] fire, and one of the terrorists was hit.”

    The army added that no Israeli soldiers were injured.

    ~ Jerusalem Press, Haaretz


  • 2 Fishermen Killed and Another Injured by Egyptian Naval Forces: PCHR Calls on Egyptian Authorities to Change Open-Fire Regulations on Persons Crossing the Borders and Maintain Proportional Use of Force
    Date: 26 September 2020 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) followed up with deep regret the killing of two fishermen and the injury of another after Egyptian naval forces opened fire at them. PCHR calls upon the Egyptian authorities to open an immediate investigation into the incident and announce its results to public.

    PCHR also calls for changing the rules pertaining to Gaza Strip residents, whether citizens or fishermen who cross the land or sea borders, and not to use excessive force against them. PCHR also calls for a refrain from shooting with the intent to kill, complying with the principle of proportionality in the use of force against them, especially that in the majority of incidents that occurred previously, victims did not pose any danger to the Egyptian authorities.

    According to PCHR’s investigations, the three fishermen Mahmoud Mohammed Ibrahim al-Za’zou’ (20) and his two brothers Hasan (26) and Yaser (18), from Dir al-Balah city in central Gaza Strip, went fishing at approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 24 September 2020. After they crossed the Palestinian -Egyptian maritime boundaries and entered the Egyptian regional waters; at approximately 01:00 on Friday, 25 September 2020, Egyptian gunboats opened heavy fire against them and took them to an unknown destination.

    Nizar ‘Ayash, Head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate in the Gaza Strip, declared on Saturday, 26 September 2020, the death of the two fishermen Mahmoud and Hasan Mohammed al-Za’zou’ and the injury of their third brother Yaser. He also added that the Egyptian authorities would transfer their bodies over to the Gaza authorities at 04:00 via the Rafah Border Crossing. Nedal al-Za’zou’ (34) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Ministry of Interior in Gaza confirmed this information to them, without indicating the details of the incident because no information was available.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Egypte

    • Egyptian Navy Releases the Bodies of Two Palestinian Fishermen
      Sep 27, 2020

      The Egyptian authorities handed over, on Saturday evening, the bodies of two Palestinian fishermen, who were shot by the Egyptian navy, on Friday, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, while a third wounded brother, remains in the custody of the Egyptian authorities.

      Sources at the Rafah crossing told Jerusalem “Quds” Press, that the corpses of the two young brothers, Mahmoud and Hassan Al-Zaazoua were received at the crossing from the Egyptian authorities.

      The Egyptian Navy opened fire at the fishing boat, killing two of the three brothers, and wounding the third. The Egyptian authorities took the corpses, and the injured brother into custody, confiscating their boat.

      Palestinian factions criticized the Egyptian navy’s killing of the unarmed Palestinian fishermen, and appealed to the Egyptian authorities to release the youngest brother Yasser.

      The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) released a statement demanding that all forces refrain from shooting with the intent to kill, to comply with the principle of proportionality.

      ~ Jerusalem (Quds) Press

  • Palestinian Dentist Dies After Israeli Soldiers Fired Concussion Grenades At Residents Near Barta’a Roadblock
    Sep 18, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a dentist died, Friday, after Israeli soldiers fired concussion grenades at Palestinians, waiting to cross Barta’a military roadblock, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

    The Health Ministry said the dentist, identified as Nidal Mohammad Akram Jabbarin , 54, suffered a heart attack after the soldiers fired the concussion grenades at the Palestinians while waiting to be allowed through the military roadblock.

    An Eyewitness said that Dr. Jabarin was walking in the dedicated area for pedestrians near the military roadblock when a soldier directly fired a concussion grenade at him before he suffered a shock and fell onto the ground.

    The head of the Emergency Services at the Palestinian Red Crescent, Dr. Mahmoud Sa’adi, said the medics rushed to the military roadblock to provide him with the needed medical aid, but he was already dead.

    Dr. Wisam Abu Baker, the head of Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin, said Dr. Jabbarin was taken to the Intensive Care Unit, where he was officially pronounced dead despite all efforts to save his life.

    The deceased dentist is a married father of four and runs a dental clinic in Jenin, where he also did a lot of charity work to help the poor who need treatment.

    Jabarin is from the Marah Sa’ad neighborhood, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.


  • Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 August – 02 September 2020) – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

    (...) End of this week, Dawoud Tal’at al-Khatib (48) died inside Ofer Prison due to a heart attack, only four months before his release date. Al-Khatib, from Bethlehem, had been imprisoned by Israel for the past 18 years, and had suffered extremely difficult health conditions during his years in prison, the latest of which was a heart attack in 2017. The determination to continue his detention aggravated his critical health condition, finally dying of a heart attack on 02 September 2020.(...)


    • Une protestation exigeant la remise du corps du martyr Dawood Al-Khatib à Bethléem

      Bethleem, le 10 septembre 2020, WAFA- Les participants du rassemblement organisé par la commission des Affaires des prisonniers et le Club des prisonniers dans le gouvernorat de Bethléem, ont demandé ce jeudi soir, la remise du corps du prisonnier martyr, Dawood Al-Khatib.

      Munqidh Abu Atwan, directeur du bureau des Affaires des prisonniers dans le gouvernorat de Bethléem, a déclaré que cette protestation dénonce la négligence médicale contre les prisonniers dans les prisons d’occupation et exige la remise du corps du martyr Al-Khatib.

  • L’armée israélienne a arrêté un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans. Le lendemain, elle a informé sa famille qu’il était mort. Mais elle en détient toujours le corps...

    Un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans meurt après avoir été abattu et arrêté par les forces israéliennes
    Defense for Children International Palestine, le 21 Août 2020

    Alors qu’on ne sait pas clairement si les autorités israéliennes détiennent le corps de Matar, celles-ci ont mis en œuvre une politique de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens, en violation du droit international humanitaire et du droit international des droits humains. Pour des familles endeuillées, la politique israélienne de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens s’apparente à de la punition collective.

    En septembre 2019, la Cour Suprême israélienne a approuvé la pratique de confiscation de restes humains, après plusieurs contestations judiciaires de cette politique. Le 27 novembre 2019, Naftali Bennett, le ministre israélien de la défense a ordonné que tous les corps de Palestiniens supposés avoir attaqué des citoyens ou des soldats israéliens soient gardés et non remis à leur famille. Israël est le seul pays au monde à avoir une telle politique de confiscation de restes humains, selon Adalah.

    Depuis 2018, DCIP a documenté cinq cas, sans compter celui de Matar, dans lesquels les autorités israéliennes ont confisqué et retenu des corps d’enfants dont ils privent les membres de leur famille. Dans deux cas, les restes humains ont finalement été rendus, mais dans les trois autres, les corps restent sous garde israélienne, dérobés à leur famille.


    #Palestine #Palestine_assassinée #confiscation_de_corps #cruauté_sans_répit

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah
    August 20, 2020 9:32 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, late on Wednesday at night a Palestinian teen, and injured at least two others, in Deir Abu Mashal town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The corpse of the slain Palestinians remains in the hands of the Israeli army.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed that the teen [ Mohammad Hreiz ] , 17, died from serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him with live fire, on Wednesday at night, after the soldiers and undercover officers invaded the town.

    The Palestinian teen was one of at least three who were shot by the soldiers, during protests that erupted after the army invaded their town.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided the needed treatment to two Palestinians; one of them suffered a moderate-but-stable injury, and the second suffered mild wounds, before they were rushed to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah.

    The Palestinian medics were never able to reach the slain Matar and provide him with the urgently-need treatment, as he was taken by the soldiers, and the family was officially informed of his death on Thursday morning.

    The Israeli army claimed it observed Palestinian preparing Molotov cocktails to use them in attacks against military vehicles and settlers’ cars, before targeting the Palestinians with live fire.


    • « La confiscation de son corps est une nouvelle souffrance » : une famille palestinienne se bat pour la dépouille de son fils
      Mohammad Hreiz a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures le mois dernier – et sa famille se bat depuis pour pouvoir l’inhumer
      Par Shatha Hammad – RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie occupée- Mardi 8 septembre 2020

      Les autorités israéliennes retiennent le corps d’un Palestinien de 16 ans qui a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures pendant un raid en Cisjordanie il y a près de trois semaines. Ses parents craignent de ne pas pouvoir enterrer leur fils.

      Mohammad Hreiz, originaire du village de Deir Abu Meshaal, dans le centre de la Cisjordanie occupée, a succombé à ses blessures le 20 août, le lendemain du jour où les forces israéliennes ont ouvert le feu contre lui et deux de ses amis.

      Les forces israéliennes auraient prétendu que Mohammad – qui a été initialement identifié comme Mohammad Matar – et ses amis avaient disposé des pneus sur le sol afin de les incendier.

      Cependant, selon un rapport de l’ONU citant des témoins oculaires palestiniens, il n’y avait aucun affrontement ou incendie de pneus à ce moment-là.

      Mohammad a été gravement blessé dans l’incident et arrêté par les soldats israéliens, tandis que ses amis ont réussi à s’échapper après avoir subi des blessures mineures à modérées.

      Selon sa famille, Mohammad a succombé à ses blessures, seul, sans la présence de ses parents à ses côtés.

      Toujours sous le choc de la perte de leur enfant, la famille Hreiz doit désormais gérer le chagrin de savoir que son corps repose désormais dans la cellule réfrigérée d’une morgue israélienne et pourrait y rester indéfiniment : les autorités israéliennes ont renforcé leur politique de confiscation des corps la semaine dernière.(...)

  •  » Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Settler Vehicle Near Tulkarem
    August 18, 2020 8:36 AM – IMEMC News

    A young Palestinian man was killed on Saturday evening, August 15th, 2020, when a speeding Israel colonists’ car struck him near a military roadblock, south of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

    The Palestinian has been identified as Eqab Bashir Darawsha , 21, from Tallouza village, north of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

    Media sources said the Palestinian, a day laborer, had crossed through a breach in the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, as he and many other workers were trying to get into Israel for work.

    Many Palestinian workers take the risk of going through a gap in the Annexation wall, or sneaking into Israel through mountains and hills, because they are suffering from hunger, and feel they need to take the risk of crossing the Israeli-created barrier to provide for their families. They may have applied for and been denied entry permits by the Israeli military that controls all aspects of their lives in the West Bank.

    Israeli settlers who drive on bypass roads, including the one who struck the Palestinian worker, usually drive at high speeds when driving on the Jewish-only segregated bypass roads.

    After being struck by the car, the Palestinian was rushed to Rama Medical Center in Israel, where he succumbed to his wounds.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem
    August 18, 2020 12:11 AM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man near Bad Hotta, one of the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly after he attacked officers, wounding one.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at the young man, inflicting serious wounds, before closing the area, and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

    One of the medics, identified as Emad Hijazi, of the Al-Amal Society For Medical Services, said that he and his colleagues were praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque when they hear several shots nearby and rushed to the scene.

    Hijazi added that the Israeli soldiers and police officers assaulted him and his colleagues, before forcibly removing them from the area.

    The Palestinian eventually bled to death after being denied the urgently needed medical treatment, while Israeli medics tended to the wounded officer, 19, who sustained a moderate injury. (...)


  • Une femme tuée et une ambulance ciblée par les forces d’occupation à Jénine

    Jénine, le 7 août 2020, WAFA- Les forces d’occupation israéliennes ont tué tôt ce matin une femme palestinienne et ont visé une ambulance pendant leur incursion dans la ville de Jénine, au nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, d’après des sources locales.

    Les sources ont déclaré que les forces israéliennes ont fait irruption dans le quartier d’al-Jaberiyyat à Jénine, où elles ont interrogé et menacé de réarrêter un prisonnier libéré après avoir pénétré par effraction chez lui, ce qui a conduit au déclenché des affrontements, au cours desquels les soldats de l’occupation ont lancé les balles, les bombes sonores et lacrymogènes sur des jeunes Palestiniens.

    Le directeur de la Société du Croissant-Rouge palestinien, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, a confirmé que la fille de 23 ans, Dalia Ahmad Sulaiman Samoudy, avait été touchée à la poitrine par une balle tirée par les forces israéliennes alors qu’elle se trouvait dans sa maison pendant l’incursion.

    Il a ajouté que les forces avaient directement ouvert le feu sur une ambulance qui tentait d’atteindre et d’évacuer la victime de sa maison, avec deux balles pénétrant dans l’ambulance.


    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Her Home, In Jenin
      August 7, 2020 10:22 PM – IMEMC News

      Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians, protesting the invasion and killed one woman with a live round while she was in her home.

      The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the woman was shot in the chest, before she was rushed to surgery at a hospital in Jenin, but succumbed to her serious wounds.

      It added that the Israeli bullets damaged the woman’s liver, pancreas, and the Aorta artery inflicting serious wounds that led to her death despite all attempts to save her life.

      She has been identified as Dalia Ahmad Suleiman Sammoudi , 34, a mother of two children, including a newborn, and the wife of the Imam of the Abdullah Azzam Mosque in Jenin refugee camp.

      The protests in the neighborhood started when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Khaled Suleiman Abu Hasan, and interrogated him while ransacking the property.

      Many youngsters started hurling stones at the invading soldiers and their army vehicles, and the military fired a barrage of live rounds at random, in addition to dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades. Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

      The Israeli army tried to justify the excessive use of force by claiming that some Palestinians fired live bullets at the soldiers, but the locals denied the allegation and confirmed that the protesters had no weapons, and only hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading army jeeps.

      The occupation army also claimed that it “entered” Jenin overnight to conduct arrests, and that the soldiers “only fire

      d sponge-tipped bullets and teargas to disperse the protesters.”

      The family of the slain woman said she woke up to feed her hungry child, and tried to close a window to prevent the smell of the gas bombs from seeping into her home before she was shot with a live round in the chest.

      A Palestinian ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers fired several live rounds at it, delaying its arrival at the home of the seriously wounded woman.

      On Friday evening, hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral procession of the slain mother, starting in front of Khalil Suleiman Governmental hospital, heading to her home in the al-Jabriyyat area in Jenin city, before holding the funeral ceremony at the local mosque, and then buried her body in the graveyard of Jenin refugee camp.

    • In Latest IOF Murder Woman Killed, Ambulance Damaged and 7 Civilians, including 2 Paramedics, Wounded in Jenin and Ramallah
      09 August 2020 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

      (...) According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 02:30 on Friday, IOF moved into al-Jabriyat neighborhood, southwest of Jenin, northern West Bank. They surrounded Khaled Suliman Abu Hasan’s house near al-Riyad School. IOF interrogated Abu Hasan inside his house until 04:00. Five minutes later, while Israeli military vehicles were preparing to withdraw, IOF fired a sound bomb and several live bullets at Bassam Samodi’s 3-storey house. As a result, Samodi’s wife, Dalia Ahmed Suliman Stiti (24), was injured and shot with a live bullet in her chest, penetrating her liver, pancreas, and aorta. Stiti’s family said to PCHR’s fieldworker that their daughter Dalia, a mother of two (9-month, 2 years), woke up after hearing IOF’s incursion into the village. She headed towards the living room’s window to close it after IOF fired a sound bomb. In the meantime, IOF stationed on the street, 50 meters away from Stiti’s house, opened fire at her on her 3rd floor apartment, wounding her in the chest. Stiti walked several steps and then fell to the living room floor in a pool of her blood. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS)’s crew, who were in the area to rescue the injuries, immediately arrived at the house and took Stiti to Dr. Khalil Suliman Hospital. Stiti was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), due to her critical health condition and she was pronounced dead at 14:30. (...)

  • » 34-Year Old Palestinian Woman Dies of Wounds Sustained in Israeli Offensive
    July 14, 2020 12:26 PM Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News

    Aseel Mahmoud Hamad Dheir , 34, died on Monday in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, from wounds she suffered at the hands of the Israeli army during their invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014.

    Dheir was severely injured in an Israeli airstrike on her home in southern Gaza, and became hemaplegic (paralyzed on one side of her body) as a result of her injuries.

    According to medical sources, she had suffered tremendously from her egregious wounds over the last six years, and finally succumbed to them on Monday July 13th, 2020.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, some 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

    UN records state that and estimated 84 per cent of Palestinians that were killed were civilians, not engaged in armed resistance to the Israeli invasion of their land.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit
    July 10, 2020 2:04 AM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Thursday at night, the death of a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the main intersection of Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and added that the soldiers injured Palestinian teen.

    The Ministry stated that the soldiers shot Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yacoub , 33, with a live round in his neck, causing life-threatening wounds.

    It added that Palestinian medics rushed the seriously wounded Palestinian to Salfit Governmental Hospital, where succumbed to his injuries.

    The soldiers also shot and injured a Palestinian teen man with a live round in his thigh.

    There were no protests when the soldiers opened fire at the Palestinians who were just walking near the main entrance of the town, which was blockaded by the army four days ago, and the soldiers have been preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

    Eyewitnesses said Abu Ya’coub was just walking with a few of his friends when the soldiers targeted them with live fire without any cause or justification.


    • Proche-Orient. Un Palestinien tué par l’armée israélienne en Cisjordanie

      Un jeune palestinien a été abattu par l’armée israélienne dans les environs de Naplouse. Les circonstances des faits n’ont pas été précisées.
      Ouest-France Avec AFP Publié le 09/07/2020

      Un Palestinien a été tué par l’armée israélienne jeudi dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, a rapporté le ministère de la Santé palestinien, sans préciser dans l’immédiat dans quelles circonstances.

      « Un citoyen a été tué par les forces israéliennes », a indiqué le ministère palestinien dans un communiqué, précisant qu’il avait reçu « une balle dans le cou » dans le village de Kifl Hares, au sud de Naplouse.

      Le Palestinien tué se nommait Ibrahim Moustapha Abou Yacoub et était âgé de 29 ans, selon Abdullah Kamil, le gouverneur de la province de Salfit où se trouve le village de Kifl Hares.

      Contactée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne a indiqué que « deux assaillants ont lancé des cocktails Molotov en direction de soldats israéliens, qui ont riposté en ouvrant le feu ».

      L’incident a eu lieu dans les environs de Naplouse, a précisé un porte-parole de l’armée, sans faire état de morts. La Cisjordanie est un territoire palestinien occupé depuis 1967 par l’armée israélienne.

  • Elderly Palestinian dies in Israeli jails due to medical negligence | Days Of Palestine
    Jul 06, 2020

    A 75-year-old Palestinian man from Gaza serving a life sentence in Israel for resisting the occupation has died today of cancer, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, which in turn blamed his death on medical negligence by the Israel Prison Service (IPS).

    It said Sadi Gharabli , from Shajayeh in the northern Gaza Strip, has served 26 years of his life sentence when he died of prostate cancer.

    Gharabli was arrested in 1994 and then placed in solitary confinement until 2006 during which he developed various health problems, including diabetes and poor sight and hearing until he recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

    The Detainees Commission said the IPS has refused several appeals to move him to Ramla prison clinic for treatment and left him in his cell causing a serious setback to his health until he was said to be in a coma before pronouncing him dead. (...)


    • Statement : “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”
      July 7, 2020 9:28 AM Saed Bannoura

      The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the Red Cross of the death of a Palestinian detainee in prison, while the current information reveals that the detainee is likely clinically dead, but so far, there has been no official confirmation, despite various conflicting reports.

      Former political prisoner, researcher and the head of the Studies and Documentation Committee of the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees, has informed the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) that the Israeli Prison Service has not informed any party that the detainee, Sa’ad al-Gharabily, 75, has died, and only announced he is in a critical condition, or possibly clinically dead.

      Ferwana added that his department is still awaiting an official confirmation about the detainee’s condition, and held Israel fully responsible for his life, especially amidst the lack of proper medical treatment to the detainees.

      “We can only hope that al-Gharabily is alive, and we wish him a full recovery; we also hold Israel fully responsible for what happens to him,” Ferwana told the IMEMC, “All that we know, especially since Israel is not providing much information, is that the detainee is still alive, but in a very critical condition.”

      It is worth mentioning that al-Gharabily is from the Gaza Strip, and was taken prisoner in the year 1994, before he was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of participating in attacks against Israeli occupation targets.

      Ferwana voiced an appeal to media outlets to refrain from publishing unconfirmed reports, that are largely conflicting and only cause more agony and suffering to the families of the detainees.(...)

    • Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity
      July 8, 2020 10:56 AM - Saed Bannoura

      The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect.

      The Commission stated that Sa’adi Khalil al-Gharabily , 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering for several years from various health conditions, including cancer.

      Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Commission, has reported that Israel confirmed his death to one of its lawyers, adding that the detainee died at Kaplan Medical Center.

      Although some media outlets have reported his death, Tuesday, the detainee was still in a critical condition hooked life support machines, before he was declared clinically dead, and eventually died.

      It is worth mentioning that his family has been denied the right to visit with him since the year 1999.

      The Commission called on Israel to transfer his corpse to the Palestinians for an autopsy and a proper burial ceremony.

      Former political prisoner, researcher and the head of the Studies and Documentation Committee of the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has confirmed to the IMEMC the death of al-Gharabily, and stated that the deceased was the second oldest detainee in Israeli prisons, the oldest being Fuad Shobaki, 80.

  • » Hours Before His Sister’s Wedding, Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Bethlehem
    June 23, 2020 9:32 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man near the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, east of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

    The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot the young man, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Erekat , 27, from Abu Dis, and left him to bleed to death, before taking his corpse away. Erekat suffered several gunshot wounds.

    Abu Hilal added that Ahmad was driving to Bethlehem city to fetch his sisters, and his mother, from a hairdressing shop in Bethlehem, as the family was preparing for the wedding of one of his sisters, which was supposed to take place on the same day, Tuesday, June 23 2019.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers at the permanent military roadblock closed the area, and prevented Red Crescent medics from approaching the young man, in addition to firing many gas bombs at Palestinian cars and residents to force them away.

    The Israeli army alleged that the young man “accelerated towards the roadblock, and attempted to ram a female soldier with his car,” and added that the soldier reportedly suffered mild wounds before she was moved to a hospital in Jerusalem.

    The spokesperson of the Israel police, Micky Rosenfeld, claimed that “after trying to ram the soldiers, the young man got out of his vehicle, and approached them before who shot him.”

    The family denied the military allegations and said the soldiers rushed to deliver the fatal shots without proper justification and added that they believe their slain son must have lost control over his car.

    “As we have seen in previous similar incidents, the soldiers were quick to open deadly fire,”, his family said, “Our son would never have tried to deliberately ram soldiers, or anybody else, especially on the eve of his sister’s wedding!”

    They added that they intend to hire a lawyer to demand Israel to release his corpse for burial.


    Said Shoaib

    Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian young man and left him leading to death at a checkpoint to the east of of Jerusalem.

    • Erekat: “Netanyahu Is Responsible For Ahmad Erekat’s Execution”
      June 24, 2020 2:53 AM | IMEMC News

      The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the head of its Negotiations Affairs Department, Dr. Saeb Erekat, strongly denounced the Israel army’s killing of his relative Ahmad Erekat, and held Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the crime.

      Erekat stated that Netanyahu’s policies against the Palestinian civilians are what encourages Israeli soldiers to continue to commit these crimes.

      He added that the Israeli occupation did not only execute Ahmad Erekat in a cold-blooded crime but also tried to coverup by fabricating the truth and coming up with lies and justifications for this crime by claiming the young man “attempted to ram the soldiers with his car.”

      His statements came from the mourning home of the slain young man, who was supposed to get married within a few days.

      “We, just like any Palestinian family, suffer from this racist occupation, Ahmad was killed in a cold-blooded crime! He was my cousin, and we were supposed to celebrate his wedding withing a few days,” Erekat added, “We were also supposed to be celebrating his sister’s wedding today, but the soldiers killed him and tried to justify their crime.”

      On his official Twitter account, Dr. Erekat said the army has many cameras at the roadblock, yet failed to release the video and show what really happened.

      “This is the invitation of Eman’s wedding , Ahmed’s sister 23rd of June 2020 from 7-10 pm. Ahmed Erakat (26) was murdered in cold blood at the wadi al-Nar (The Container) roadblock, by Israeli occupying . They continue their lies and claim he tried to run over the soldiers. Netanyahu is responsible. (...) ”


    • Israeli war criminals shot my cousin, then let him bleed to death
      Dalal Iriqat- 24.06.2020 - Haaretz.com

      “O mother of the martyr, I wish it was my mother in your place!”

      That was the song of the young people processing through the streets of Abu Dis until they reached the house of the martyr. My little cousin, the handsome 26 year-old, the fiancé, the brother and son, Ahmed Mustafa Erekat.

      He was executed by the Israelis after he lost control of his car and crashed into a checkpoint. They left him bleeding for more than an hour. The occupation army prevented an ambulance from getting to him, it prevented civilians from approaching to comfort him, it prevented witnesses who could record the details of the crime.

      When my uncle arrived at the checkpoint barrier, he could see his son Ahmed writhing on the ground. He called out to the soldiers, he begged them, he cried out to them for help, but they offered no mercy. They stood by as Ahmed’s lifeblood left him.

      And killing him wasn’t enough: Israel’s criminal authorities weren’t satisfied, so they detained Ahmed’s dead body.

      We as Palestinians are used to Israel’s attempts to blame the victim, to swing the blame for each field execution back on us. In Ahmed’s case, we saw the same inhuman injustice, the same effort to humiliate us, with the invention of a narrative to implicate Ahmed, to make him responsible for his own murder.

      Ahmed was a regular guy. He enjoyed keeping fit. He had his own business printing graphic designs on T shirts.

      And he was a young man in love. He was due to get married at the end of May, but the wedding was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. His fiancée has spoken about the new house they were getting ready, and the wedding preparations, the dress, the festive jewellery, the furniture that they’d purchased.

      Ahmed didn’t attack anyone. This is the true story of his life. Don’t let the occupation rewrite his story.

      Today, the day after, was the wedding day of Iman, Ahmed’s little sister. Every scene is imprinted in my mind, all the pain.

      I stood there next to his traumatized sisters. My eyes scanned the details of the house, decorated with such expectations, joy and care: from the lace adorning the banisters, the chairs that filled the house in preparation for the guests, the beautifully laid out chocolate, wedding favors and coffee: everything was ready for Iman’s pre-wedding reception.

      Ahmed is not the first member that the Erekat family has lost to Israel’s occupation, and I fear he won’t be the last martyr from among the Palestinian people.

      I hope those who genuinely want to console the family will help share the truth, and expose the occupation. Raise your voices to call for Israel to release the full footage from the ten security cameras that recorded Ahmed’s last hour on earth.

      In Occupied Palestine, there is no right to life, no right to joy, no right even to say farewell. Young Palestinian men are just numbers, not individuals, and Ahmed’s body has now joined that cold audit.

      Our fight is to stop the killing of our people. When we cry for help, will anyone listen? Do Palestinian lives really matter?

      Dalal Iriqat, PhD is the vice president for International Relations at the Arab American University in Palestine and a weekly columnist at the Al Quds newspaper. Twitter: @Dalaliriqat

      Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister’s Wedding Day
      24 juin 2020

      Israeli soldiers on Tuesday killed 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank as he was on his way to pick up his sister, who was set to be married that night. Ahmed Erekat is the nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and cousin of Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Israeli claims that Ahmed was attempting a car-ramming attack on soldiers are completely unfounded. “What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a knee-jerk reaction … and immediately to cause the soldiers to open fire on him multiple times,” she says.

    • De la famille Erakat le 27 juin 2020

      La famille Erakat vous remercie pour les condoléances, l’intérêt et le suivi de l’assassinat d’Ahmad Erakat, et souhaite soulever quelques points importants pour les médias et le partage des nouvelles :
      Le martyr Ahmed Erakat n’est pas le premier martyr palestinien à être victime des crimes d’exécution israélienne. Onze martyrs ont précédé Ahmad rien que cette année. Israël continue d’ignorer le droit à la vie des palestiniens.
      Israël applique une politique générale d’exécution extrajudiciaire du peuple palestinien, citant des raisons de sécurité, et le martyr, Iyad Al-Hallaq, un jeune homme autiste tué il y a quelques semaines, est le meilleur exemple de cette politique systématique.
      Dans de nombreux cas, Israël tente de fabriquer l’histoire de ce qui s’est réellement passé et fait tourner la vérité pour porter plainte contre les victimes palestiniennes.
      Se poser des questions sur les détails minuscules de la fusillade sur comment et pourquoi ne devrait pas être au centre de l’attention. Les questions devraient être : pourquoi y a-t-il des barrières entre les villes palestiniennes qui sont militarisées par Israël ? Pourquoi les victimes sont-elles tirées à bout portant et refusées de soins médicaux ?
      Nous demandons à tout le monde d’examiner ce meurtre de manière objective et de ne pas adapter le récit israélien fabriqué qui est devenu un record répété pour Israël afin de lui permettre l’impunité des crimes répétés. (...)